If you are looking for winter fun, Shanty Creek Resorts has a lot to offer! This Northern Michigan resort has everything you need for a great snowcation.
Traverse City, Michigan is a very popular destination in the summer for its beautiful water, weather, and a love of all things cherry themed or flavored, as the Cherry Capital of the World…..but you don’t have to wait until summer to experience adventure in Northern Michigan! I discovered why Crystal Mountain is a such a popular “snowcation” destination for winter fun too.
There is a lot to discover during a visit to Ludington State Park. The state park is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. So what makes it so great? Glad you asked….
Our Girlfriend Getaway to the Grand Traverse Bay Area in northwest Michigan, reunited 4 friends from college, from 4 different states! It seemed like something that you could only make happen once in a blue moon between all of our work and family schedules. Well, it just so happened that a blue moon was visible that weekend, so it must have been fate!
This winter has been unseasonably warm so attempting to try snowshoeing has been hit and miss all season. I’ve been able to try snowshoeing a few times this winter when we have gotten snow.
Our family’s first time trying was at local Winterfest event. We tried the types of snowshoes resembled wooden tennis rackets like you see pictures of Eskimos using.
I love when plans work out for a spontaneous adventure. My friend was already coming to town, so I just offered her the “choose your own adventure” option for her visit. Try the luge, cross country skiing or attend an ice sculpture festival. I was sooo excited that she wanted to try the luge too. The weekend we went was the first time the track had been open all winter due to lack of snow. This was a Christmas gift I’ve been impatiently waiting to use.
Every time we visit Grand Rapids, Michigan, we make it a point to also try to visit Grand Haven beach for views of Lake Michigan located about 30 minutes away. No matter what the weather is like during our visit, there is always beauty to behold. This winter was a little different because we experienced the warmest temperatures that we’ve ever had during a visit. The absence of snow and temperatures in the 50’s were definitely unseasonably warm for West Michigan in December.
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When we moved back to Kentucky, one of the first things my husband did was put a flag up outside our front porch representing his favorite college team from Michigan. We were not even unpacked yet! Our new neighbor across the street, who we were friends with prior to moving away, told his wife that he thought that we moved into their neighborhood after noticing a facebook post with the flag. The funny part is that he is a BIG fan of that popular team from Ohio. Even though our husbands’ have their differences in college team allegiances, they can still set aside their differences and agree on a few things which includes great game day food.
I love any excuse to be on the water and a tubing trip on the Platte River seemed like the perfect way to spend a few hours of our girlfriend getaway near Traverse City, Michigan.